Archive for June, 2012
Passion in what you do must be the key to happiness… This Mayan man has dedicated his whole life to the “green gold” of the Yucatan, a kin to the blue agave, this plant is as eccentric as its gardner. It can not be harvested the first 7 years of its life, it then can only have 3 leaves harvested at a time, then at 25 it grows a long tall single branch that flowers and if they don’t cut it down the flowers will fall and kill the plants around it. Our passionate Mayan man has spent a life time caring for and growing this crop… when the Hacienda closed I think it just about broke his heart… He kept his tiny share crop growing the love of his life, and when the Hacienda was bought and restored as a living museum…The fruit of Don Antonio’s (Mayan Man) labor is seen…being a first hand account of working on a Hacienda since the age of 15 (since 1940 something) but now he gets to enjoy seeing the love of his life grown on the soil he toiled and impart his stories to all of us to take and share with the world.
Is there a future in Horse and buggy fashion? I think it is awfully thoughtful to provide a sunhat for the horses as well, I mean the sun does get in their eyes too! It is somewhat shocking that Disneyland has not “knocked it off.” If you want to ride a horse and buggy that wear Sunhats travel to IZAMAL, Yucatan, MEXICO
Our first full day in the Yucatan we spent in Merida “the capitol”… Eat! Eat! Drink & Eat again! Food lovers paradise! We are eating so well…
Some highlights: fresh made tortillas…nothing like I have ever tasted in the states, they have a grainer, melt in your mouth experince…black bean puree served with everything, LOVE…Of course my highlight is the Chocolate Brownie (shaped like a pyramid)…WOW…It is worth the flight just to eat this baby. Chocolate made for the God’s. We ordered 1 for everyone to share and had to go back and order everyone their own! WOW!
I just watched Food Inc.! I completely felt the pain of the farmers trying to provide good food…trying to get consumers to understand what it is we are buying…It is so important to realize everything you buy ripples out…I encourage shoppers to start using your power…
Buy from companies that treat Workers, Animals, and the Environment with respect. Know what you buy. BUY LOCAL.
You can change the world with each and every purchase.
The Design Team made a surprise visit to Coroando Village Elementary to visit our modals. They are all dolled up for “CRAZY HAIR” day. It seems summer is right around the corner for these very fun and outrageous girls. As you can see they are so creative. Abbie is decked out in fiveloaves twofish sporting a “teased” boufont with our signature happy flower. Paloma created her hairstyle using hangers and ribbon, and Daisy made her ponytail into a “slinky.” Perhaps their are future designers here???